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You use WIS, because inflict wounds is a melee spell attack, not a melee weapon attack. It seems like you're a little unclear on the distinction, which is blurring some lines. Inflict wounds requires you to make a melee spell attack. PHB p. 205 tells us that this will use your spellcasting modifier; WIS for your Clerical spellcasting ability. Basically, it'...


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I think you're conflating two different things here. First, I recommend taking a look at PHB page 192. It starts a list of Actions In Combat. The first one is Attack, and the second is Cast a Spell. Typically you only get to do one of these on your turn. Attack is what you would do with your short sword, and it is indeed based on your choice of either your ...



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